Net Short

Net Short

Describing a situation where one has more short positions than long positions on a security or derivative. To give a very simple example, if one buys nine futures contracts on corn, and then sells short 10 identical futures contracts on corn, one has a net short position on corn. When one has a net short position, one profits when the price for the underlying position declines.
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Hedge funds cut their net long position in New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) gasoline by 24 million barrels in the week to May 2 and are now running a small net short position of 3 million barrels for the first time since August 2016.
Commodity funds continue to hold a large net short position in CBOT wheat futures, leaving the market open to bouts of short-covering.
In gasoline futures and options, hedge fund managers have actually established a net short position of 5 million barrels.
There is a perception among investors that Carl Icahn is actually net short Apple Stock," Mr Chowdhry said, as reported by Fortune.
I'm going to be looking for confirmation of a turn, including a shift in FXCM SSI, as the contrarian indicator is still showing that traders are net short EUR/USD.
The FMA said that it would now consider short-selling of Vienna-listed stocks as market manipulation if the net short position exceeds 0.
Wheat market was underpinned by the fact that commodity funds already hold a large net short position in CBOT wheat, and by worries about dry conditions in the southern US Plains.
The latest FXCM SSI numbers show that traders remain net long EUR/USD and net short GBP/USD *(but not dramatically so), and as a contrarian indicator, the figures work in favor of a short EUR/GBP bias.
The latest FXCM SSI numbers show that traders remain net long EUR/USD and net short GBP/USD, and as a contrarian indicator, the figures work in favor of a short EUR/GBP bias.
Implications: bearish Euro EUR: Speculators are net short and commercials net long.
Implications: neutral Euro EUR: Speculators are net short and commercials net long.